Part of the Bay Area News Group

Stimulus could fund Fremont cops

By Matt Artz
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 6:43 pm in Uncategorized.

President Obama apparently wasn’t kidding said the stimulus bill would create high-paying jobs.

Fremont released a report last week estimating that the city would receive more than $9 million in stimulus funds.

Of that $682,824 would go to fund five police officer positions. This is where I usually rail against cops all making more than 100k, but given what happened in Oakland Saturday, I won’t go down that road.

Anyway, the Fire Department would get $1.5 – $2 million for storage buildings at two fire stations that had been put on ice due to cost restraints.

The biggest chunk of change, about $4 million would go for street repairs. There would also be nearly $700k for homeless prevention programs and up to $2 million for clean energy projects.

[You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.]

  • AMacRae

    Welcome back Matt!

    Actually, the cost of keeping one officer on the street is much, much more than just their individual salary, just as in any business or organization. I don’t know the numbers, but I’m certain the police department has them.

  • Me

    We definitely need homeless prevention-have you noticed the ever increasing amount of homeless people around central Fremont?

  • NancyG

    we received a letter (from a real estate agent) stating 33% of all single family homes in Fremont are either foreclosed properties or short sales. i was surprised the % seems high…